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List of UN Observances

List of UN Observances

LIST OF UN OBSERVANCES 2015      (updated April 5, 2016)

Date UN Day/Year

UN Lead Agency

(always with support from UNIC)

Status
Jan-Dec International Year of Pulses FAO  
2011-2020 United Nations Decade on Biodiversity UNDP  
2011-2020 Decade of Action for Road Safety* WHO, UNIC  
February  
2-Feb World Wetlands Day UNDP, FAO, UNIC marked
6-Feb International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation UNIC, UNFPA

SG’s message translated and distributed

Social media

4-Feb World Cancer Day UNDP, UNIC

SG’s message translated and distributed

Social media

13-Feb World Radio Day UNESCO

SG’s message translated and distributed

Social media

21-Feb International Mother Language Day  UNESCO, UNIC

SG’s message translated and distributed

Social media Events organized by UNESCO and UNIC

March  
1-Mar Zero Discrimination Day UNDP, UNAIDS, UNIC

SG’s message translated and distributed

Social media

3-Mar World Wildlife Day UNDP

SG’s message translated and distributed

Social media

6-Mar National Tree Planting Day UNCT Social media
8-Mar International Women's Day UNIC , UNESCO, UNFPA

Events organized by UNESCO and UNIC

SG’s message translated and distributed

Social media

21-Mar International Day of Forests and the Tree UNDP, FAO SG’s message translated and distributed
22-Mar World Water Day UNDP, FAO, UNESCO, UN-Habitat SG’s message translated and distributed
24-Mar World Tuberculosis Day UNDP Social media
21- Mar International Day of Nowruz UN

SG’s message translated and distributed

Social media RC read SG message on IRIB

20- Mar International day of Happiness (EXTRA) UNIC

SG’s message translated and distributed

Social media

April  
4-Apr International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action UNIC

SG’s message translated and distributed

Social media

6-Apr International Day of Sport for Development and Peace UNDP, UNESCO, UNIC

SG’s message translated and distributed

Social media

7-Apr World Health Day, National Health Week WHO, UNDP, FAO  
22-Apr International Mother Earth Day UNDP, UNIC  
23-April World Book and Copyright Day UNESCO, UNIC  
25-April World Malaria Day UNDP, WHO  
29-Apr Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare UNRC,UNIC  
30-Apr International Jazz Day UNIC  
May  
03-May World Press Freedom Day (EXTRA) UNIC  
05-May International Day of Midwife UNFPA, UNIC  
15-May International Day of Families UNAIDS, UNIC  
10-11 May World Migratory Bird Day UNDP, UNIC  
17-May World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (EXTRA) UNIC  
21-May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development UNESCO, UNIC  
22- May International Day for Biological Diversity UNDP, FAO, UNESCO  
23-May International Day to End Obstetric Fistula UNFPA  
29-May International Day of UN Peacekeepers UNRC, UNIC  

31 -May

World No Tobacco Day WHO  
June  
5-June World Environment Day

UNDP, FAO, UNIC

 
8-June World Oceans Day UNDP, FAO, UNESCO  
14-June World Blood Donor Day UNRC, UNIC  
15- June World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (EXTRA) UNIC  
17 June World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought UNDP, FAO, UNIC  
20-June World Refugee Day UNHCR, WFP, IOM, UNIC  
22 June International Yoga Day (EXTRA) UNIC  
26-June International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking UNODC, UNIC  
26 June UN Day in Support of Victims of Torture (EXTRA)    
July  
7- July International Day of Cooperatives FAO  
11-July World Population Day UNFPA, UNIC  
15-July World Youth Skills Day (EXTRA) UNIC  
18 July Nelson Mandela International Day UNRC, UNESCO, UNIC  
30-Jul International Day of Friendship  (EXTRA) UNIC  
30-Jul World Day against Trafficking in Persons (EXTRA) UNIC  
August  
9-Aug Day of the World's Indigenous People (EXTRA) UNIC  
12-Aug International Youth Day UNIC, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNESCO  
19-Aug World Humanitarian Day OCHA, UNFPA  
29-Aug Int Day against Nuclear Tests (EXTRA) UNIC  
30-Aug Int Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (EXTRA) UNIC  
September  
5-Sept International Day of Charity UNDP, UNIC  
8-Sep International Day of Literacy UNESCO  
12-Sep United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation UNDP, UNFPA, FAO  
16-Sep International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer UNDP, UNIDO  
21-Sep International Day of Peace

UNESCO, UNIC, WFP

 
27-Sep World Tourism Day UNESCO, UNIC, UNDP  
       
October  
1-Oct International Day of Older Persons UNFPA, UNIC  
2-OCt Int Day of Non-Violence (EXTRA) UNIC  
5-Oct World Habitat Day UN-HABITAT, UNODC  
8-Oct National Children’s Day– one week celebration UNICEF, WFP  
11-Oct International Day of the Girl Child UNICEF, UNDP, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNIC  
13-Oct International Day for Disaster Reduction UN-Habitat, UNDP, UNESCO, FAO, OCHA, UNIC  
15-Oct International Day of Rural Women UNDP, FAO, UNIC                       
16-Oct World Food Day

FAO and WFP

 
17-Oct International Day for the Eradication of Poverty UNDP, UNESCO, UNIC, FAO  
20-Oct World Statistics Day (EXTRA) UNIC  
24 Oct United Nations Day UN  
       
27 Oct World Day for Audio Visual Heritage UNESCO  
31-Oct World Cities Day UN-HABITAT, UNIC  
       
November  
2-Nov Int Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (EXTRA) UNIC  
10-Nov World Science Day for Peace and Development UNESCO, UNAIDS, UNIC  
14-Nov World Diabetes Day (EXTRA) UNIC  
16-Nov International Day of Tolerance UNESCO, UNIC  
19-Nov World Philosophy Day UNESCO  
19-Nov World Toilet Day (EXTRA) UNIC  
25-Nov

International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women

UNAIDS, UNODC, UNFPA, UNIC  
29-Nov

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (EXTRA)

UNIC  
December  
1-Dec World AIDS Day one week celebration UNAIDS, UNDP, WHO, UNFPA, UNODC, UNIC, UNICEF  
3-Dec International Day of Persons with Disabilities UNESCO, UNIC, UNICEF  
5-Dec World Soil Day FAO, UNDP  
5-Dec International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (EXTRA) RCO, UNIC  
9-Dec World Anti-Corruption Day UNODC, UNIC  
10-Dec Human Rights Day

RCO, UNIC

 
11-Dec International Mountain Day FAO, UNDP  
18-Dec International Migrants Day IOM  

(*) –Bold letters and red color represent the leading agency for commemorating the specified day.

Last modified onSunday, 01 May 2016 10:30
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